Chicken Caprese Panini

about the recipe

When you want a restaurant-quality meal with barely any work, this Chicken Caprese Panini Sandwich is perfect!  This recipe captures your favorite Italian flavors of fresh basil, ripe tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, pesto, and balsamic glaze into a delicious sandwich.  Thanks to your panini maker, you can be enjoying a delicious meal in less than 15 minutes.


– ½ cup balsamic vinegar – 8 slices Italian bread – ¼ cup olive oil – ¼ cup pesto – ½ pound sliced cooked chicken – 8 sliced tomato – 8 slices fresh mozzarella – ½ cup fresh basil – Salt and pepper

– Pour the vinegar into a saucepan over medium-low heat and simmer for about 8 minutes, until it has been reduced in half.

– Preheat your panini maker. – Brush one side of each slice of bread with oil and spread ½ tablespoon of pesto on each of the other sides of the bread.

– Layer the chicken, tomato, and mozzarella, and basil on four slices of the bread, oil side down.

– Drizzle with the balsamic reduction.

– Season with salt and pepper and top with the remaining bread, oil side up.

– Cook on a panini maker for 3 to 5 minutes, until the bread is brown and the cheese is melted.